Keith Miller (President) works for Northeastern Music Programs, Inc. since 2000 and earned a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Keith currently teaches band and string orchestra at 6 different schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. Francis of Assisi, Norristown, PA, St. Bernadette, Drexel Hill, PA, Holy Family Regional Catholic School, Aston, PA, Assumption BVM, West Grove, PA, Sacred Heart, Havertown, PA, and Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School, Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Mike Sliwinski (Secretary/Newsletter) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Xavier University in the Spring of 2015. His primary instrument is euphonium, but he doubles on trombone as well. Previous work experience includes working on the staff at Saint Rita of Cascia High School. In his 9th year as the Director of Bands, the program has shown great success in contest, competition, and recruitment. The program at Nazareth Academy has grown in quality and quantity, and he looks forward to continued growth in all facets of the music program. Mr. Sliwinski believes in a student-centered philosophy and promotes student leadership both inside and outside the band setting. Mr. Sliwinski completed his Master’s of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in July of 2018, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Mike Madonia (Honors Ensembles) is the director of the College of Lake County Concert band and has served as director of the Robert Morris University Marching Band, Pep Band and Wind Ensemble. He has also served as guest conductor for the DePaul University Wind Symphony. He has also been the applied trumpet instructor for South Suburban College, St. Xavier University and College of Lake County. During his tenure at these schools, he simultaneously served as Brass Staff or Caption Head at the following Drum and Bugle Corps. Pioneer, Spirit of Atlanta, New Jersey Surf, Colts and Kilties. Mike is also a highly respected adjudicator for Marching, Concert and Jazz Band throughout the United States. Having taught at the high school level for 36 years, his bands were consistently winning multiple contests throughout the year including Bands of America Summer National Finalist, Bands of America Regional Finalist, Illinois State Marching Band Finalist as well as hundreds of awards for Concert band and Jazz Band.
Philip Desrosiers (Chaplain) is music specialist and band and chorus director at Sacred Heart School in East Providence, Rhode Island and is also music director and organist at St. James Church, Manville, RI. He holds a Masters in Music Educations and a Masters in Music and Worship. Phil has been an adjunct professor of music at the Community College of RI and was presented the Companions on the Journey Award by the Diocese of Providence in 2011 for his work with youth. He has been a presenter on Catholic school bands at conferences for NPM and the NCEA. email@example.com
John Donovan(webmaster) is the band director at St Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago, IL, and the Athletic Band Director at University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He has his BA in Music Education from Olivet Nazarene University and his MM in Music Technology from Southern Utah University. He has been an educator for 23 years, working with high schools, colleges, and DCI and WGI ensembles. He is a member of NCBA, NAfME, ILMEA, and NAMM. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Potter (Historian) retired in 2011 after 45 years in music education. For the last 34 years she was director of bands and chair of the music department at Quincy Notre Dame High School and Quincy's Parochial Elementary Schools. She also served as adjunct instructor of woodwinds at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. Pam recently completed 20 years as conductor of the Quincy Park Band an adult symphonic band, and conducted the award winning Mississippi River Brass Band. She has served two terms as president of NCBA. Her numerous awards include the Association of Concert Bands "2011 Outstanding Conductor Award", and the Bandworld "Legion of Honor". email@example.com